New Living Translation
"Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning,
King James Bible
Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
Darby Bible Translation
Let your loins be girded about, and lamps burning;
World English Bible
"Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.
Young's Literal Translation
'Let your loins be girded, and the lamps burning,
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
12:35 Let your loins be girt - An allusion to the long garments, worn by the eastern nations, which they girded or tucked up about their loins, when they journeyed or were employed in any labour: as also to the lights that servants used to carry at weddings, which were generally in the night.
LibraryFire on Earth
'I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled!'--LUKE xii. 49. We have here one of the rare glimpses which our Lord gives us into His inmost heart, His thought of His mission, and His feelings about it. If familiarity had not weakened the impression, and dulled the edge, of these words, how startling they would seem to us! 'I am come'--then, He was, before He came, and He came by His own voluntary act. A Jewish peasant says that He is going to set the world on fire-and …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture
The Rich Fool
Anxious About Earth, or Earnest About the Kingdom
The Equipment of the Servants
"Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
"But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came. Then those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.
as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks.
Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness.
1 Peter 1:13
So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world.
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